1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
Pepper® may, from time to time, collect personal information about you that you voluntarily submit to the Site in order to become a Member of the Site, to purchase products or services from the Site, or to participate in online surveys, sweepstakes, contests, to receive newsletters or other activities. If you do not wish to provide such information to the Site, you may be unable to register and/or to obtain products or services from the Site.
Except as specifically set forth herein, Pepper® may collect or track: (a) the home server domain names, date and time of your visit, type of computer, the originating IP address, files downloaded, search engine used, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site; (b) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Pepper® via e-mail; (c) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration or membership forms, surveys, e-mail, and other online avenues (including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data); and (d) aggregate and user-specific information regarding which pages a user accesses.
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our Site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. When a visitor performs a search within the Site, Pepper® may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed and recording information related to the search request. Pepper® may place Internet "cookies" on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer's hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, Pepper® may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. You may decline Internet cookies by using the appropriate feature of your Web browser software, if available. Pepper® may use Google Analytics or a similar service to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site. The collection, use, and disclosure of information contemplated in this Privacy Statement may involve a transfer of the information to jurisdictions located outside your country of residence that may not have equivalent laws and rules regarding personally identifiable information.
2. Use of Personal Information Collected
Personal information collected by Pepper® may be used by Pepper® for many reasons, for example, for recordkeeping, to fill orders, editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users' behavior, product development, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Pepper® may be added to Pepper®'s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
3. Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Except as provided herein, individually identifying personal information provided through the Site will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or otherwise disclosed to third parties not affiliated with Pepper® without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the applicable purchased product or service or information requested.
4. Links to Other Sites
5. Security Measures
Pepper® has implemented physical, electronic and procedural security features that are designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Despite Pepper®'s efforts to protect your personal information, there is always a risk that an unauthorized third party may circumvent such procedures or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. The confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Pepper® via this Site or via e-mail cannot be and is not guaranteed. Accordingly, Pepper® is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. Instead of communicating with Pepper® via e-mail or the Internet, visitors can contact Pepper® by telephone at (610) 648-0500.
6. Comments, Notices and User Content
7. Opt-Out Right
Except as necessary for Pepper® to provide the products, services, or information, requested by a Member, the Member or any user may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to Pepper® through an account registration or information subscription, prospectively retained by Pepper®, used by Pepper® for secondary purposes, or disclosed by Pepper® to third parties by updating profile preferences on the Site. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to non-identifiable visitor information provided or collected.) Electronic communications sent by Pepper® include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
8. Privacy of Children
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect personal information online from visitors in this age group. All users must be at least 13 years of age in order to use the Site.
9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information
Upon your request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone, Pepper® will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by Pepper® that has been voluntarily provided by you to Pepper® through online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting Pepper® via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone at the addresses below or number above.
10. Right to Change Privacy Statement
Pepper® may change this Privacy Statement at any time. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 provides you with the right to request certain information regarding disclosure of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes, including a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. In order to obtain such information, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at the following address: 191 Sheree Blvd., Exton, PA 19341.
Updated: May 25, 2011
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